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Don’t pick state officers for IAS posts, they could compromise poll process: IAS body

IAS Association to make representation to Modi govt, says the appointment of state service officers to cadre posts like DM is against the rules.
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A judge who loves golf and Barack Obama’s IAS invitee: Here are India’s Lokpal members

Eight years after social activist Anna Hazare launched his movement to seek a Lokpal, India's first Lokpal was approved by the President Tuesday.
Ashok Khemka

HC restores Ashok Khemka’s appraisal rating, says IAS officer’s ‘integrity is beyond doubt’

In its order restoring the original 9.92 rating for Ashok Khemka for 2016-17, court says number of such officers ‘fast depleting’ and they need to be ‘protected’.
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Former IAS officer Shah Faesal to launch political party on Sunday

Shah Faesal, who resigned from the IAS in January, will launch his political outfit 'Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement' in Srinagar on Sunday. 
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This Karnataka IAS officer is taking on the politically mighty, transfers be damned

In the last couple of years, Rohini Sindhuri Dasari has had run-ins with Congress minister A. Manju and the CM’s brother H.D. Revanna. But she’s undeterred.

Dreaded conduct rules haunt civil servants as Modi govt cracks down on ‘misdemeanours’

Senior officials say the rules for the conduct of civil servants are ambiguous, which then leads to 'misuse'. Govt insists there's no increase in such cases.
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Good news for IAS aspirants — UPSC looks to fill 180 vacancies, incorporates EWS quota

Overall, the UPSC has announced it’s looking to fill 896 civil service vacancies, the first time since 2014 that the number has gone up.
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From 2020, the same UPSC exam could get you into IAS as well as BSF

UPSC is working on a proposal to cut down the number of preliminary exams it conducts, with the civil services test for IAS likely to be expanded.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) building, New Delhi

New UPSC proposal could spell good news for IAS aspirants

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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The 4 IAS officers in the thick of the Rafale deal controversy

Four of these officers are said to have flagged ‘irregularities’ in the Rafale deal. The fifth was part of negotiations & is now auditing the deal.

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A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

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No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?